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resonatingthoughts1:

" I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long." -  Marie Antoinette 

Those darn Tumblr fairies, replacing my source and caption with another in a reblog! So mischievous.
vivelareine: 




I’ve always wondered about this engraving of Marie Antoinette being taken to the scaffold that depicts the queen with a veil on her head… earlier this week I was reading up on revolutionary pamphlets about the queen’s execution, and I think I found a potential source for the veil:
There are a few revolutionary publications that claim Marie Antoinette, being denied a carriage, requested a ‘veil to place over her head to hide herself from the people’s anger.’ It may be that the artist read one of these publications and misunderstood, or heard the details wrong through the grapevine.”

resonatingthoughts1:

" I was a queen, and you took away my crown; a wife, and you killed my husband; a mother, and you deprived me of my children. My blood alone remains: take it, but do not make me suffer long." -  Marie Antoinette 

Those darn Tumblr fairies, replacing my source and caption with another in a reblog! So mischievous.

vivelareine:

I’ve always wondered about this engraving of Marie Antoinette being taken to the scaffold that depicts the queen with a veil on her head… earlier this week I was reading up on revolutionary pamphlets about the queen’s execution, and I think I found a potential source for the veil:

There are a few revolutionary publications that claim Marie Antoinette, being denied a carriage, requested a ‘veil to place over her head to hide herself from the people’s anger.’ It may be that the artist read one of these publications and misunderstood, or heard the details wrong through the grapevine.”